By Neville Williams
If hundreds of thousands of individuals within the constructing international can use solar energy, why can’t we in North the US? The query instantly arises from this attention-grabbing account of the author’s 12-year quest to deliver solar energy and lightweight to humans within the constructing international who've no electrical energy. Chasing the sunlight is a narrative of dreamers and doers who succeeded of their project to make the realm higher by way of providing nature’s strength to negative humans and by way of construction businesses to place the sunlight at their provider in functional, cheap, and potent methods. A eco-friendly power improvement narrative that's enjoyable and eye-opening, the publication can also be half autobiography. writer Neville Williams’ inspiring story of trailblazing innovation describes: • His founding the nonprofit sunlight electrical gentle Fund (SELF) in 1990, which promoted solar energy for a decade by way of developing pilot sun rural electrification courses in eleven constructing nations, together with Zimbabwe, India, Nepal, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, and China • His launching of the economic sun electrical gentle corporation in 1997, which grew to become the SELCO staff of businesses that has conquer daunting demanding situations to deliver sunlight electrical energy to 50,000 households in India, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam full of colourful characters, the booklet additionally beneficial properties the passion of maverick devotees to the renewable power growth of the Eighties and Nineties and their interaction with staid DC-based improvement associations, in addition to their designated standpoint on international ideas to “energy poverty.” it will likely be illuminating to all drawn to the surroundings, improvement, renewable strength, socially accountable enterprise, and our destiny on the finish of the age of oil. Neville Williams was once an award-winning journalist for a few years who additionally labored because the nationwide media director for Greenpeace. He is still concerned with SELCO and is at present engaged on household sunlight tasks from his Washington, DC, domestic.
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